Photos of the Year - Part II


RIPPLE EFFECT: A player marks his submerged ball during the rain-soaked first round of the BMW International Open. (Getty Images)

Young spectator at European Open 

2028 RYDER CUP STAR?: A young spectator sharpens his skills during the European Open. (Getty Images)

A view of the scoreboard during round one of the 1

OMINOUS SIGN: A view of the scoreboard prior to the beginning of the 2009 Open Championship at Turnberry. (Getty Images)

Anthony Kim Presidents Cup

WHAT, NO DIAMONDS ON THE GOLF GLOVE?: Anthony Kim sports a USA belt buckle during the fourball matches for the Presidents Cup. (Getty Images)

138th Open Championship

FOCUS GROUP: Photographers follow the group of Tiger Woods, Ryo Ishikawa and Lee Westwood at Turnberry, Scotland during the Open Championship. (Getty Images)

Mount Fiji

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: Fans watch the Taiheiyo Masters with Mount Fiji as a backdrop. (Getty Images)


Alfred Dunhill Championship

'THOSE HUMANS SURE ARE GOOFY': Some of the local wildlife checks out the action during Round 1 of the Alfred Duhill Championship in South Africa. (Getty Images)


Lee Westwood European Masters

GOLF IN THE KINGDOM: Lee Westwood of England waits to play on the seventh hole during the first round of the Omega European Masters. (Getty Images)


Ian Poulter

IAN'S BIGGEST FAN: Ian Poulter walks across a green during the U.S. Open at Bethpage Black. (Getty Images)


Dunhill Links Championship

WINTER STORM WARNING: Golf balls on the practice putting green during the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie Golf Club in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Getty Images)


Padraig Harrington

WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM: Padraig Harrington makes time for a little ice cream during the Open Championship. (Getty Images)


LPGA Tour Championship

IN OTHER WORDS ... SHUT UP: A volunteer holds up a sign asking for quiet during the LPGA Tour Championship. (Getty Images)


Manuel De Los Santos Alfred Dunhill Links

HE HAS A HANDICAP ALRIGHT ... AND IT'S A 3: Manuel De Los Santos, 25, of the Dominican Republic during the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at the Old Course. Santos, who plays to a 3 handicap, lost his limb in a car accident when he was 18 years old. (Getty Images)


Arnold Palmer

HALL OF FAME WORDS: Arnold Palmer sits near one of his quotes engraved at the World Golf Hall of Fame. (Getty Images)